Microsoft Xbox Series X and Series S

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Xbox lovers are getting two different gaming consoles this year – Microsoft Xbox Series X and Series S. We have the specs, features, prices, and their launch dates for you.

Microsoft is launching two different gaming consoles this year – Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. These two 2020 models replace the flagship Xbox One X and lower-cost Xbox One S models, respectively.

How are they different? The Series S is an entry-level console, while the Series X packs all the cutting edge features into its smooth package. The specific core differences, the Xbox Series S uses the same CPU and reduced GPU, memory, and internal storage as the Series X, but does not have an optical drive.

Microsoft Xbox Series X specifications
Microsoft Xbox Series X

Microsoft Xbox Series X specs

Processor8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
Graphics12.155 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
Die Size360.45 mm2
Process7nm Enhanced
Memory16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320mb bus
Memory Bandwidth10 GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s
Internal Storage1 TB Custom NVME SSD
I/O Throughput2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)
Expandable Storage1 TB Expansion Card
External StorageUSB 3.2 External HDD Support
Optical Drive4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive
Performance Target4K @ 60 FPS, up to 4K @ 120 FPS, 8K @ 60 FPS
ColorMatte Black
Size301mm x 151mm x 151mm

 

What are the specs of Xbox Series S?

Microsoft Xbox Series S
Microsoft Xbox Series S

The Xbox Series S is smaller in size but has the same raw power of the Series X. It uses the same CPU and reduced GPU, memory, and internal storage seen in the Xbox X, but lacks an optical drive. The full specs are as follows:

Processor8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
Graphics4 TFLOPS, 20 CUs @ 1.55 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
Die Size
Process7nm Enhanced
Memory10 GB GDDR6 w/ 320mb bus
Memory Bandwidth
Internal Storage512 GB Custom NVME SSD
I/O Throughput2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)
Expandable Storage1 TB Expansion Card
External StorageUSB 3.2 External HDD Support
Optical DriveNone
Performance Target1440p at 60 FPS, up to 120 FPS
ColorWhite Matte
Size

How much is Microsoft Xbox Series X?

Xbox Series X costs $499.

Games to expect on Xbox Series X

Expect to see game titles like: Halo Infinite, and Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, among others. Also Xbox One has full backward compatibility with Xbox One, so you can play older game titles on it.

How much is Microsoft Xbox Series S?

The Xbox Series S costs $299.

Microsoft Xbox Series X and Series S release date

Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X will launch on November 10, 2020.

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